Monday, June 11, 2012

Early morning sun

Walking in the Lakes his morning at 5.30 am, the light was great and there was a wonderful breeze! It has been so hot and humid that any kind of physical activity seems to be a herculean task! I see this tree every time I go for a walk, but today I loved the light on it from one side, and the extra plants growing on its outstretched limb, a sure sign that the recent showers that we have had are a precursor to the Monsoons, hence so much greenery has suddenly sprung up....Came home and painted the picture from memory...loved the colours! I seem to have caught the light and for a half hour sketch, it has come out quite well. Once again I didn't think just put down what I felt!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Orchids in Bangkok!

Bangkok is the land of you get off the plane at the airport you are greeted by them and everywhere you go they are there, wonderful blooms in myriad colours!. They bring back memories of my father and my childhood in Burma! He had an amazing love for them and collected plants from all over the country as he traveled in his role as Military Attache. Now My daughter Naeeda seems to be developing the same interest. She has orchids in her home in Bangkok and spends a lot of time worrying about them  and fussing over them!
I have been visiting the kids for a week as David has had to be in hospital for a couple of days....and waiting in his hospital room I painted these in my sketch book!